As an identity consultant, these last few years I have been tasked with several hybrid identity projects involving Azure Active Directory. Azure AD Connect is the tool of choice for many of these projects. Its many features in the latest versions alleviate many of the headaches of these implementations, but some headaches remain.
One of the biggest hurdles in troubleshooting Azure AD Connect is getting an overview of the Azure AD Connect configuration. Another big ask from my customers is to get an understanding of the changes in the configuration after each Azure AD Connect (automatic) upgrade.
The Azure AD Connect Configuration Documenter helps in these cases.
About the Azure AD Connect Configuration Documenter
The Azure AD Connect Configuration Documenter is a free* tool from Microsoft to generate documentation of an Azure AD Connect installation, based on an exported server configuration.
Currently, the documentation is only limited to the Azure AD Connect Sync configuration.
The goal of the Azure AD Connect Configuration Documenter is:
- To enable quick understanding of the synchronization configuration and "how it happens".
- To build confidence in getting things right when making changes to the default configuration.
- To know what was changed when you applied a new build / configuration of Azure AD Connect or added/updated custom sync rules
The tool was released to GitHub as version 1.15.1030.0 by Microsoft employees Nilesh Ghodekar and Jef Kazimer on May 3, 2016.
Your Azure AD Sync Documenter Report
The Azure AD Connect Configuration Documenter will produce a HTML-based report in the report sub folder after it goes through the exported configuration:
You can download the Azure AD Connect Configuration Documenter on GitHub here:
* The Azure AD Connect Configuration Documenter is released under the MIT license.